Coronation Street's Alan Halsall and Tisha Merry confirm relationship

Alan Halsall
Alan Halsall (Image credit: DAVID HARTLEY/REX/Shutterstock)

After weeks of speculation, the Corrie couple have finally gone public with their romance.

Coronation Street star Alan Halsall confirmed many fans' suspicions this weekend when he finally confirmed his romance with former co-star Tisha Merry on Instagram.

Speculation about the couple's relationship has been rife since they shared several photos of themselves visiting AJ Bell Stadium together in February.

Yesterday, the actor posted an adorable image of the pair laughing together in the grounds of Stock Farm in Cheshire, where they were celebrating the marriage of Corrie co-star Sam Aston to yoga teacher Briony Gardner.

Alan wore blue chinos and a smart stone blazer, while Tisha looked stunning in a sunny strapless yellow mini dress. 'Congratulations Mr & Mrs Aston. What a wonderful day, we're so proud to be part of it,' Alan wrote.

Tish posted the same image to her own Instagram page, captioning the sweet shot with a yellow heart emoji. 'You're not a bad +1 I suppose,' Alan replied.

The couple's co-stars were quick to congratulate the happy couple, with Jane Danson posting a smiley face emoji. And their fans were just as excited.

'Did not know these two were together!!' one exclaimed. 'What a beautiful couple.'

Tisha Merry

Tisha Merry played Steph Britton in Coronation Street.

'Love it! 2 of my fave peeps from Corrie!' wrote another.

'You two look perfect together,' a third declared.

'Ahh bless you deserve to be happy,' another commented.

Alan has played Tyrone Dobbs in the soap for more than 20 years, while Tisha starred as Steph Britton from 2013 to 2017 before making a brief reappearance last year.

Alan married ex-Corrie co-star Lucy-Jo Hudson, who played Katie Harris, in 2009. The couple had been dating since 2005, but split for the second time last May. They have a five-year-old daughter called Sienna-Rae together.

Lucy-Jo is now dating Lewis Devine, who she met when the pair played Snow White and best pal Muddles in panto at Merseyside's Theatre Royal in 2017.

Coronation Street continues on ITV.

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